Discovering ability in disability for an inclusive workplace
"Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth"
- Jesse Jackson
Skills for Market Training for Persons with Disabilities (SMART+)
After the overwhelming success of the SMART program, the SMART+ program was launched in 2013 to include Persons with Disabilities. A specially designed curriculum plus well-equipped classrooms enable effective communication in classrooms so as to enable Persons with Disabilities to learn better. It is a cross-cutting theme for the SMART program.
The program also trains youth in basic English and workplace readiness skills and provides them with suitable employment opportunities. The program enables youth with a diverse range of disabilities – sight impairment, hearing/speech impairment and locomotors disabilities – to receive hands-on training and exposure to the rich curriculum and resources of SMART.
The Foundation runs 15 SMART + centres at 8 locations – Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.
Foundation Skills Include:
- Basic IT and Computers
- Spoken English
- Workplace Readiness
Sector Specific Domains That We Train In:
- Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
- IT-Enabled Services (ITES)